Small Talk (song)

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"Small Talk"
Katy Perry - Small Talk.png
Single by Katy Perry
ReleasedAugust 9, 2019 (2019-08-09)
Format
GenreSynth-pop[1]
Length2:41
LabelCapitol
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Charlie Puth
  • Johan Carlsson
Katy Perry singles chronology
"Never Really Over"
(2019)
"Small Talk"
(2019)
Lyric video
"Small Talk" on YouTube

"Small Talk" is a song by American singer Katy Perry, released as a single by Capitol Records on August 9, 2019.[2] It was announced in a social media post on August 6, 2019.[3] Perry co-wrote the song with Jacob Kasher and its producers Charlie Puth and Johan Carlsson of Carolina Liar.[4][5][6]

Background[edit]

Charlie Puth (pictured in 2016) co-wrote "Small Talk".

Charlie Puth talked about the song in an Instagram post in July 2019.[7] On August 6, 2019, Perry posted several pictures to her social media accounts of lines from the song, with the first reading "Isn't it weird / That you've seen me naked / We had conversations about forever / Now it's about the weather okay".[8]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[9]

  • Katy Perry – vocals, songwriter
  • Charlie Puth – producer, songwriter, programmer
  • Johan Carlsson – producer, songwriter, programmer
  • Jacob Kasher – songwriter
  • Peter Karlsson – vocal editor, vocal producer
  • Bill Zimmerman – engineer
  • Rachael Findlen – engineer
  • Sam Holland – engineer
  • Dave Kutch – mastering engineer
  • Phil Tan – mixer
  • Jeremy Lertola – assistant recording engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2019) Peak
position
Australia (ARIA)[10] 33
Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)[11] 25
Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)[12] 35
Canada (Canadian Hot 100)[13] 56
Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)[14] 41
Ireland (IRMA)[15] 36
Netherlands (Single Top 100)[16] 86
Mexico Airplay (Billboard)[17] 36
New Zealand Hot Singles (RMNZ)[18] 1
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[19] 18
Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)[20] 62
Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)[21] 91
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[22] 43
US Billboard Hot 100[23] 81
US Rolling Stone Top 100[24] 52

Release history[edit]

Region Date Format Label Ref.
Various August 9, 2019 Capitol [9]
United States August 20, 2019 Contemporary hit radio [25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Wass, Mike (August 9, 2019). "Katy Perry's "Small Talk" Is An Emotional Synth-Pop Delight". Idolator. Retrieved August 9, 2019.
  2. ^ "Katy Perry – "Small Talk" Pre-Save". umusic.digital. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  3. ^ @katyperry (August 6, 2019). "#SmallTalk" (Tweet). Retrieved August 7, 2019 – via Twitter.
  4. ^ @billboardbiz (August 7, 2019). "@katyperry intros new single, out tomorrow, snappy "Small Talk," co-written with @charlieputh at @capitolcongress2019" (Tweet). Retrieved August 8, 2019 – via Twitter.
  5. ^ Aniftos, Rania (August 6, 2019). "Katy Perry Teases Upcoming Release Titled 'Small Talk'". Billboard. Retrieved August 8, 2019.
  6. ^ Smith, Lindsey (August 6, 2019). "Katy Perry Announces New Single 'Small Talk' Out This Friday". iHeartRadio. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  7. ^ "Katy Perry Announces New Song 'Small Talk'". BreatheHeavy. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  8. ^ Perrett, Connor (August 6, 2019). "Katy Perry Teases 'Small Talk' In New Instagram Post & Fans Think It's A New Song". Inquisitr. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
  9. ^ a b "Small Talk". Tidal. Retrieved August 10, 2019.
  10. ^ "ARIA Australian Top 50 Singles". Australian Recording Industry Association. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  11. ^ "Ultratop.be – Katy Perry – Small Talk" (in Dutch). Ultratip. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  12. ^ "Ultratop.be – Katy Perry – Small Talk" (in French). Ultratip. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  13. ^ "Katy Perry Chart History (Canadian Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  14. ^ "ČNS IFPI" (in Czech). Hitparáda – Digital Top 100 Oficiální. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: Change the chart to CZ – SINGLES DIGITAL – TOP 100 and insert 201933 into search. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  15. ^ "IRMA – Irish Charts". Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  16. ^ "Dutchcharts.nl – Katy Perry – Small Talk" (in Dutch). Single Top 100. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  17. ^ "Katy Perry Chart History (Mexico Airplay)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  18. ^ "NZ Hot Singles Chart". Recorded Music NZ. August 19, 2019. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  19. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  20. ^ "Veckolista Singlar, vecka 33". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved August 16, 2019.
  21. ^ "Swisscharts.com – Katy Perry – Small Talk". Swiss Singles Chart. Retrieved August 19, 2019.
  22. ^ "Official Singles Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved August 17, 2019.
  23. ^ "Katy Perry Chart History (Hot 100)". Billboard. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  24. ^ "Top 100 Songs". Rolling Stone. July 26, 2019. Retrieved August 20, 2019.
  25. ^ "Top 40/M Future Releases". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on August 15, 2019. Retrieved August 16, 2019.